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Slip-and-fall accident leads to lawsuit

Slip-and-fall accidents are all too common and they can lead to debilitating injuries. Many people may assume that these kinds of accidents only happen to older people. While it is true that older people are more prone to suffering serious injuries from a slip-and-fall, anyone can have this kind of accident, no matter their age. This is especially true when a person is walking through hazardous conditions like a wet floor or icy sidewalk.

Recently, a husband and wife filed a personal injury lawsuit related to a slip-and-fall accident. The man was walking into a West Virginia pub when he allegedly fell to the ground. The man says that a slippery area outside the bar caused his fall. In addition, his lawsuit alleges that he suffered serious injuries as a result of that fall. He and his wife are suing for an undisclosed amount of monetary damages.

Property owners have a legal obligation to maintain the area so that guests do not get injured as a result of a dangerous condition on the property. Businesses like bars and restaurants where customers continuously streaming in and out must be sure that entrances and exits to the building are free of potential dangers like a slippery substance on the floor or sidewalk.

In this case, the plaintiffs and their attorney will try to show that the pub owner or staff knew or should have known about the slippery substance near the entrance but did nothing to remove it. If they are successful they will be entitled to compensation for the man's injuries and related expenses.

Nobody goes to a bar or restaurant hoping to get injured. When this happens, however, the victim may want to research their legal options and whether they are eligible for damages.

Source: West Virginia Record, "Slip and fall leads to lawsuit against Wheeling bar," March 10, 2014

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